VIDEO: Incat Tasmania’s latest fast ferry sets sail for Port of Spain; Buttigieg affirms support for Jones Act

Marine Daily
Hyde Marine
VIDEO: Incat Tasmania’s latest fast ferry sets sail for Port of Spain 

Following completion of sea trials, Australian shipbuilder Incat Tasmania’s latest delivery, the 100-meter catamaran fast ferry Buccoo Reef, departed Hobart yesterday on a delivery voyage anticipated to take approximately a month via Tahiti and the Panama Canal. Full Article

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VIDEO: Sea-Cargo completes tiltable rotor sail retrofit; DESMI Ocean Guard bulker BWMS solution gains USCG and IMO type approvals

Marine Log World News
Hyde Marine
VIDEO: Sea-Cargo completes tiltable rotor sail retrofit 

Norsepower reports that it has has successfully installed two 35-meter tall rotor sails on board a 12,251 gt side-door RO/RO vessel. The rotors are the first to tilt, to enable passage under bridges. Full Article

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Port of Houston awarded $19.5 million for Ship Channel expansion; Turn Services completes Bayou Fleet acquisition

Inland Marine News
Arcosa
The Port of Houston received notification from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that it has been awarded a “new start” designation and $19.5 million in federal funds to begin construction of the Houston Ship Channel Expansion Channel Improvement Project. The project was authorized in the Water Resources and Development Act of 2020. Full Article

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VIDEO: Kitsap Transit takes delivery of first of two BMT-designed cats; MARAD: $19.6 million available in Small Shipyard Grants

Marine Daily
Hyde Marine
VIDEO: Kitsap Transit takes delivery of first of two BMT-designed cats 

Recently delivered to Kitsap Transit of Bremerton, Wash., the Enetai is the first of first of two 140-foot (42.6-meter) high speed catamarans built by Nichols Brothers Boat Builders. Full Article

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Three Musketeers Strike Out For Vendée Globe Victory?

Vendée Globe Day 75
Less than 2000 miles to the finish

Three Musketeers Strike Out For Vendée Globe Victory?

KEY POINTS:  

  • Charlie Dalin, Louis Burton and Boris Hermann seem to increase their lead and seek a decisive opportunity
  • Further down the peloton the pursuers acknowledge they will struggle to keep up with the leaders’ pace
  • Alan Roura inspected his hull while diving underwater
  • Alexia Barrier and Ari Huusela will face tough conditions as they approach Cape Horn

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PROTOCOL FOR ARRIVALS VENDÉE GLOBE 2020-2021

PROTOCOL FOR ARRIVALS
VENDÉE GLOBE 2020-2021

  1. ESTIMATED TIME OF ARRIVAL (ETA)

Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) will be sent by the Press department as of D-7.

The first skipper’s ETA is today estimated on: 27 January 2021

 

  1. A VILLAGE BEHIND CLOSED DOORS 

The Vendée Globe complies with the authorities’ requests. The returns of the Vendée Globe will take place behind closed doors for the village which will be prohibited to the public.

Only people working on the event, including media, can have access to the village.

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RightShip and INTERCARGO announce important new quality standard for dry bulk sector to be governed by new NGO

London; 21 January 2021:  RightShip and INTERCARGO have  today announced the launch of an important new quality standard for the dry bulk sector, DryBMS. The standard will be governed by a new NGO to be established later this year and will support the improvement of safety in the dry bulk segment.

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